Judge asks U.S. to review polar bear listing

A polar bear walks along the shore of Hudson Bay, ManitobaPhoto Credit: Rueters/Chris Wattie By: Timothy GardnerReuters, November 4, 2010 A U.S. judge on Thursday asked the Obama administration to clarify whether polar bears are endangered, a listing that ultimately could be used to force polluters to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. U.S. District Judge … Continue reading Judge asks U.S. to review polar bear listing

BP SPILL WAS A GREATER DISASTER THAN PUBLIC KNEW

A new study shows how BP and the Federal government dramatically understated the amount of oil and gas gushing into the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon exploded. The study, “Impacts, Perception, and Policy Implications of the Deepwater Horizon Oil and Gas Disaster” by MCBI’s Dr. Elliott Norse and SkyTruth’s John Amos, appears in … Continue reading BP SPILL WAS A GREATER DISASTER THAN PUBLIC KNEW

Britain sets up the world’s largest marine reserve

But biologists warn that international inaction is leaving oceans dangerously exposed to overfishing The Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean becomes “a no-take” zone from midnight Oct. 31,and is home to the endangered hawksbill turtle.Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images By: Jonathan OwenThe Independent, October 31, 2010 At midnight tonight, the world’s largest fully protected marine reserve … Continue reading Britain sets up the world’s largest marine reserve

‘Yes, we can’ eat Asian carp, chef says

Asian CarpPhoto Credit: US Fish and Wildlife Service By Jill Moon The Telegraph, October 26, 2010 Tasting is believing when it comes to realizing Asian carp as a delicacy and an economy boost. “I broke the code of this fish,” French chef Philippe Parola said Tuesday at the dedication ceremony for the Jerry F. Costello … Continue reading ‘Yes, we can’ eat Asian carp, chef says

Tagged Narwhals Track Warming Near Greenland

Tagged nawhals migrated south into Baffin Baywhere they collected and transmitted temperaturesfrom the pack ice through the following spring.Photo Credit: NOAA/University of Washington Science Daily, October 27, 2010 In a research paper published online October 27 in the Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, a publication of the American Geological Union (AGU), scientists reported the southern … Continue reading Tagged Narwhals Track Warming Near Greenland

Alaska’s untapped oil reserves estimate lowered by about 90 percent

By: The CNN Wire StaffCNN, October 27, 2010 The U.S. Geological Survey says a revised estimate for the amount of conventional, undiscovered oil in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska is a fraction of a previous estimate. The group estimates about 896 million barrels of such oil are in the reserve, about 90 percent less … Continue reading Alaska’s untapped oil reserves estimate lowered by about 90 percent

Predators Gone, Small Fish Get Bolder

A seaweed-eating surgeonfish (Acanthurus nigricans) grazingon reef algae while keeping a watchful eye out for predators.Photo Credit: Elizabeth Madin By: Sindya N. BhanooThe New York Times, October 21, 2010 Little fish are cautious and timid around big, hungry fish, and rightly so. But when populations of predators like tuna and shark shrink because of human … Continue reading Predators Gone, Small Fish Get Bolder